Student Food: Stir Fry

Living in London as a student is pricey and time consuming. There isn't much time between essays and Tuesday nights at XOYO. Throw in the prices of groceries compared to student loans and you don't have options, there is only so much time that you can eat £1 pound pizza and pot noodle before your body must start to break down.

An easy option for filling, healthy and quick food is stir fry. Taking only 10 minutes to make and usually costing around 5 pounds in all to conjure up it a good one to remember. 

So head down to the supermarket and put this one on your weekly shop for when you need to get that quick meal in and you only have half an hour!

Disclaimer: Finished product may or may not look like above image.




Egg Noodles
Stir Fry Veg Bag
Protein of Choice (Chicken or Prawns)
Soy Sauce


First of all put a small amount of cooking oil in a wok and light the stove up (with lighter or button if you're fancy) make sure the pan is hot, once its hot turn the heat down slightly so as not to burn everything. Pour in your bag of stir fry veg (if you can't find this opt for spring onion, mushrooms, beansprouts and cabbage finely diced) and cook it through reducing it down. Secondly throw in your protein (make sure its been rinsed in cold water and chopped finely) and fry along with veg, chicken takes a good couple minutes although prawns are done the moment they are pink. Add some soy sauce, or at Waitrose one can find stir fry sauces, the black bean one is a favourite. Add egg noodles and soften for around 2 mins adding salt, pepper and soy sauce to taste. Pour into bowl, congratulations you are officially independent.